For Benito Cachinero-Sánchez, corporate vice president of human resources at ADP, No. 49 in The 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity®, the whole premise of employee engagement is about making companies more human.
To illustrate his point, Cachinero-Sánchez began his presentation at DiversityInc's learning event in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8 by showing a Microsoft commercial that aired in the United Kingdom, where a Black woman states, "It's nice to be heard."
"How many of us feel that sometimes, we are not heard?" Cachinero-Sánchez asked the audience. "It's nice to be heard. Imagine an organization where it's nice to be heard and, more importantly, imagine an organization where you have a kernel of an idea, a small idea, a silly idea, an improvement on a work process … and they take it on. Isn't that wonderful? It's wonderful because the default assumption … is that you were not going to be heard."
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